pride·​ful ˈprīd-fəl How to pronounce prideful (audio)
: full of pride: such as
pridefully adverb
pridefulness noun

Example Sentences

prideful intellectuals long considered rock music unworthy of serious study at the wedding the prideful snobs ignored their poor relations
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prideful was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Prideful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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pride·​ful ˈprīd-fəl How to pronounce prideful (audio)
: full of pride
pridefully adverb
pridefulness noun
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